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Maximum Rock N' Roll

Maximumrocknroll, often written as Maximum Rocknroll and usually abbreviated as MRR, is a not-for-profit monthly zine of punk subculture. Based in San Francisco, MRR focuses on punk rock and hardcore music, and primarily features artist interviews and music reviews. Op/ed columns and news roundups are regular features as well, including submissions from international contributors. By 1990, it "had become the de facto bible of the scene". MRR is considered to be one of the most important zines in punk, not only because of its wide-ranging coverage, but because it has been a consistent and influential presence in the ever-changing punk community for over three decades. From 1992 to 2011, it published a guide called Book Your Own Fuckin' Life.

An announcement on the MRR website in January 2019 stated "It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the end of Maximum Rocknroll as a monthly print fanzine. There will be three more issues of the fanzine in its current format; later in 2019 we will begin publishing record reviews online alongside our weekly radio show."

Maximumrocknroll originated as punk radio show on Berkeley's KPFA in the late 1970s, but it is in its zine form that MRR exerted its greatest influence and became as close to an institution as punk ideology allows. It was founded by Tim Yohannan in 1982 as the newsprint booklet insert in Not So Quiet on the Western Front, a compilation LP released on the then-Dead Kennedys' label Alternative Tentacles. The compilation included forty-seven bands from Northern California and nearby areas.

The first issues focused on the local and regional music scenes, but the coverage soon expanded to the entire continent and, by issue five, cover stories included features on Brazilian and Dutch underground punk. In the '80s, MRR was one of the very few US fanzines that insisted on the international scope of the punk movement, and strove to cover scenes around the world. Today the zine has surpassed its 400th issue, and continues to include international content and a strong political bent. It also includes artist interviews, letters, commentary, guest columnists, and extensive sections for independent reviews of punk recordings, demos, books, films, videos, and other zines.

In 1987, MRR published a photo zine of hardcore bands, If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? The first regular issue devoted entirely to photography was published in 2010.

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Maximum Rocknroll 266 (2005 July) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 236 (2003 Jan) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 432 (2019 May) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 423 (2018 Aug) [printed as July] San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 402 (2016 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 154 (1996 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 68 (1989 Jan) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 123 (1993 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 119 (1993 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 114 (1992 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 133 (1994 June) Major Labels condensed reprint San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 270 (2005 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 276 (2006 May) Is Business Killing Punk Rock? part 1 San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 273 (2006 Feb) San Francisco CA with subscriber's silkscreened cover
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Maximum Rocknroll 259 (2004 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 277 (2006 June) Business and Punk Rock, part 2 San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 384 (2015 May) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 393 (2016 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 405 (2017 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 395 (2016 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 417 (2018 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 366 (2013 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 367 (2013 Dec) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 368 (2014 Jan) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 369 (2014 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 372 (2014 May) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 370 (2014 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 303 (2008 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 258 (2004 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 324 (2010 May) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 255 (2004 Aug) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 256 (2004 Sep) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 311 (2009 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 156 part 1 (1996 May) [printed as 1995] San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 310 (2009 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 155 (1996 Nov) San Francisco CA
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